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Greer three others honored
with memorial scholarships
By Chris Hatcher
Editor in Chief
Three memorial scholarships were
established at Hardin-Simmons
University this summer one of those
being in memory of Erin Greer of Kilccn
who was killed in an auto accident along
with two other students last February.
Greer an HSU
sophomore at the time
of her death was hon-
ored through an
created by her par-
ents Mr. and Mrs.
Andy Greer of Kilcen.
will be awarded by
the Board of Young
Associates to students who "demonstrate
a strong academic record leadership in
campus life and activities and personal
commitment to HSU's goals and ideals"
according to Charles Richardson of media
During her two years at HSU Erin
was involved in Baptist Student
Ministries and the Sigma Alpha social
club. She participated in Student
Congress and was a member of HSU's
Also honored this summer through
scholarship foundations were Joe Biggs
of Odessa and Dr. H.W. and Alma
Mclntyre of Abilene.
Biggs who died in November 1995
at the age of 61 was a 1959 graduate of
HSU and a member of its football team
from 1956 to 1958.
Prior to his coming to HSU Biggs
played football for the University of
Texas at Austin and served his country in
the U.S. Army. He followed up his mili-
tary service with a brief return to UT
before transferring to HSU and returning
to football under legendary head coach
Joe played professional football for
the Chicago Bears Washington Redskins
and New York Jets before becoming an
important part of Odessa's business com-
munity. He was born in Eola and was a mem-
ber of HSU's Board of Development at
the time of his death. Just one month
prior to his death Joe was honored for his
athletic accomplishments with an induc-
tion into HSU's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dr. H.W. and Alma Mclntyre for-
merly of Sweetwater moved to Abilene
following his retirement from a long time
dental practice in 1986.
Dr. Mclntyre was a graduate of the
University of Texas Dental College in
Houston and his wife the former Nannie
Alma Smith received her teaching degree
at West Texas State College in Canyon.
The two were married in Roscoc in
1927 and proceeded to live in Sweetwater
for nearly 60 years of their lives.
They moved to Abilene upon his
retirement to live at the Hendrick Home
for Children. He past away in 1995 and
she in 1988.
The scholarship .was made possible
due to the recent selling of an orange
grove that was given to HSU by the
Mclntyres in 1968.
Media Relations Director Charles
Richardson contributed to this report.
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Turner promoted to Executive VP
Dr. W. Craig Turner was promoted to executive vice president and chief acad-
emic officer of Hardin-Simmons University on June 1 of this year.
Dr. Lanny Hall president announced the promotion of Dr. Turner who came
to HSU in the summer of 1992 as vice president for academic affairs.
"Dr. Craig Turner is an extremely capable creative and sensitive academic
leader who has played a major role in the success of Hardin-Simmons University
since coming here in 1992" said Dr. Hall. "We arc fortunate to have a person of his
caliber in this significant administrative post."
Dr. Turner's 25-year teaching career has included service at five other univer-
sities Mississippi College Texas A&M University Sam Houston State
University Baylor University where he received BA and MA degrees and Tulanc
University where he holds a Ph.D in English.
School of Theology honored as consortium member
Hardin-Simmons University's Logsdon School of Theology has been accepted
as a patron member of the Review and Expositor consortium.
Founded in 1904 as the Baptist Review and Expositor the publication is a quar
terly Baptist theological journal dedicated to free and open inquiry of issues relat-
ed to the Church's mission in the contemporary world.
Dr. H. K. Necly Jr. dean and Dr. Vernon Davis professor of theology and
director of graduate theological education for the Logsdon School of Theology said
that the new editorial board of the journal which is published in Louisville KY
voted to accept Logsdon's petition to become a member of the consortium at its
organizational meeting on June 27 in Richmond VA.
Sponsors of the membership include faculty from Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary Louisville KY; Baptist Theological Seminary Richmond
VA; Mercer School of Theology Macon GA; and Truett Theological Seminary
Baylor University Waco.
Other patron members of the publication include Central Baptist Theological
Seminary Kansas City; Gardner-Webb Divinity School. Boiling Springs NC; and
Campbell University Divinity School Buies Creek N.C.
According to Dr. Davis the Logsdon School will fill a position on the editori-
al board of the publication as well as have the opportunity to submit articles for
publication in the journal. Writing assigned articles for theme issues and submitting
book reviews will also be requested by the publication.
Gillette named Associate VP for enrollment services
Dr. Lynn Gillette dean of Hardin-Simmons University's School of Business
and professor of economics has been named associate vice president for enrollment
services by President Lanny Hall.
"Dr. Gillette brings exceptional management skills and energy to this posi-
tion" Dr. Hall said. "We arc fortunate to have someone with his breadth of experi-
ence." Dr. Gillette has a B A degree from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D from
Texas A&M University. He has taught or served as an administrator at Texas A&M
the University of Texas at Austin Southern Methodist University James Madison
University and Northeast Missouri State University.
The combining of financial aid and admissions into a single enrollment ser-
vices department is part of a larger university reorganization plan designed to
improve services to students.
Along with admissions and financial aid several offices have relocated to dif-
ferent areas on campus. Admissions which was on the first floor of Sandefer and
financial aid will be located on the second floor of Sandefer; the accounting office
which was located on the second floor of Sandefer has moved to the first floor; and
the media relations office has moved to the third floor of the Johnson Building from
the second floor of Sandefer.
First summer session sets record
Hardin-Simmons University's first summer term established a new enrollment
record for 1996.
A total of 644 students including 289 men and 355 women attended classes
during the first session breaking last year's record of 579 according to Dr. Lanny
This year's mark also continued a consistent streak of increased summer
enrollment totals stretching back to 1992.
HSU's second summer session which totaled 489 students enrolled fell shy of
its record mark of 536 set in 1995. It did however place higher than four of the
five previous second summer terms.
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